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Nokia 5.3

Specifications

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3 (5 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.55 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 48 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 164.3 x 76.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.47 x 3.02 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.8, phase comparison AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps (camera 1); 5.0MP, wide angle lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, macro lens (camera 3); 2.0MP, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/​50Mbps); UKW-Radio, fanless
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
199 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70.9% - average
Average of 22 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 61%, features: 60%, display: 68% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Nokia 5.3

75.7% Nokia 5.3 Smartphone Review - Slim Android-One mobile phone | Notebookcheck
The Nokia 5.3 offers a quad camera, a large display and a long lasting battery for relatively little money. However, it has strong competition in its price range.
80% Nokia 5.3 review: A surprise package
Source: It Pro English
With a decent camera configuration and a fairly attractive chassis (in spite of its bland colour), the Nokia 5.3 represents a surprising package, especially considering its £130 price tag. Of course, compromises are to be expected when you compare it to mid-tier devices, especially in terms of battery life, hardware and in the display quality. Admittedly, these do add up to the detriment of the overall user experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 5.3 review: This midrange smartphone covers the basics, but only that
Source: Business Standard English
The Nokia 5.3 is a good phone if you prefer ease of use to everything else. Otherwise, there is no parameter on which the phone outshines its peers. Its screen looks pixelated, the cameras are mediocre and the performance is good only if you stick to basic functions. The phone has some cleverly implemented features, such as the notification light in the power button and a multi-purpose capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back, but they do not lift the user experience much.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2020
Nokia 5.3 – Affordable, Android One Phone for the Masses [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
As an entry-level to mid-tier device, the Nokia 5.3 is actually very good and better than some of the other low-end phones I’ve tested in the past. This thing is fairly snappy for what it has. Not only that, this is a pure Android experience right here with no unnecessary junk installed. Android One also means you’ll be seeing consistent updates as well as the opportunity to update to Android 11.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2020
60% Nokia 5.3 review: Affordable and dependable
Source: Gadgets Now English
The Nokia 5.3 is overall a wholesome package as a device for a starting price of Rs 13,999. The handset may not be a specs powerhouse, however, all in all it is a good performer with almost all parameters when seen individually. Also, courtesy its clean UI, the smartphone even stands apart in the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 5.3 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Nokia 5.3 is a smartphone that you should totally avoid if you are looking for a value for money smartphone right now. The HD+ display is just terrible and In addition to this, it is offering you specifications that are more than one year old. Smartphones like Poco M2, Realme 7, Redmi Note 9 Pro are much better options in this price range and they offer you way better specs than the Nokia 5.3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2020
65% Nokia 5.3 Review: A Mixed Bag
Source: Htxt Africa English
At R4 999 the Nokia 5.3 is an ably equipped smartphone. Unlike previous Nokia devices though, it cannot deliver the same value for money we once expected from this manufacturer, especially as cheaper and more feature-rich devices begin to enter the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
50% Nokia 5.3 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The design and the daylight camera output is what the Nokia 5.3 gets right, and the battery lasts a day. The software too is a good differentiator, provided you can bear with sluggish performance. Where it falters is in gaming, low-light photography and overall performance. All things said and done, you can give this one a skip.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 64% performance: 40% workmanship: 54%
70% Nokia 5.3 review: A rare mid-range phone that promises regular software updates
Source: The Indian Express English
Starting at Rs 13,999, Nokia 5.3 is unlikely to impress those looking for some specific features. Its camera is mediocre, the display is large but lacks sharpness, and it ships with a 10W charger (Hello, it’s 2020). That said, Nokia 5.3 isn’t a disappointing phone. The build quality is excellent, the phone’s performance snappy, and the promise of regular software updates is a perk. The problem is there are better phones out there in the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nokia 5.3 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nokia 5.3 is aimed at the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment, with the main attraction being stock Android and the promise of software updates. This device should stay up to date longer than the competition, so it will suit the needs of people who don't wish to change their phone very often. However, it isn't the strongest performer right now, and will fall further behind as other companies launch newer models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Nokia 5.3 first impressions: Too much for too little
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 5.3 is a lackluster option from HMD Global. The design is uninspired and the spec-sheet uncompetitive. The quad-camera setup doesn't inspire much confidence either. The only thing going for the phone is the stock-Android build and a promise of two years of updates, but that might not be enough anymore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
80% Nokia 5.3
Source: PC Mag English
The Nokia 5.3 features a solid display, all-day battery life, and excellent performance for $200. For $230, we also like the Moto G Power, which offers even longer battery life and slightly faster performance. On the flip side, the Nokia 5.3 has NFC and is guaranteed to get timely OS and security updates for two years, so it really comes down to which features matter most to you, and both phones earn our Editors' Choice. Shutterbugs, meanwhile, might want to stretch their budget and reach for the $349 Google Pixel 4a.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Nokia 5.3 review: Get it for pure Android experience and big display
Source: India Today English
Nokia smartphones have a different audience that still confides in the brand. They have never been about specifications and all about the Android experience. It is reasonable that your phone should be able to handle everything that you want from it, irrespective of that chatter around numbers and specifications. Nokia 5.3 is not any different from previous-generation smartphones but is somewhat better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Nokia 5.3 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Priced at Rs. 13,999 for the base variant and Rs. 15,499 if you want more RAM, the Nokia 5.3 goes up against the Redmi Note 9 Pro (Review), the Realme 6i (Review), and the newly launched Motorola G9. I will be subjecting the Nokia 5.3 to our benchmarks and in-depth testing very soon, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia 5.3 review: Enough bang for your buck?
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you don't have a huge budget to spend on a phone, the Nokia 5.3 will tick most of the boxes for you. It delivers a clean software experience that'll always be up to date, and a big screen. However, it's a bit slow to respond at times - but that's the play-off for the lower asking price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 5.3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Nokia 5.3 is by no means a perfect phone. The poor speakers and low-resolution screen don't make it the best choice for watching Netflix or YouTube, and there are a few gimmicky features that don’t always work very well, especially when it comes to the camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 5.3 review!
Source: 9to5google English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2020
78% Nokia 5.3 review
Source: Phone Arena English
As long as you have reasonable expectations for its price point, the Nokia 5.3 does not disappoint. It's one of the better value smartphones, with its bright screen and capable rear quad camera setup. In many ways, the Nokia 5.3 defies expectations for what a budget device can be, proving once again that if you look around, there's always a gem to be found in the sea of ever so expensive smartphones out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 78%

Foreign Reviews

79% Nokia 5.3 im Labor-Test: Was kann das Schnäppchen-Smartphone?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 79%
Nokia 5.3 Das sagen unsere Lesertester zum 200-Euro-Preistipp
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2020
Nokia 5.3 Neues Mittelklasse-Smartphone mit Android One
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2020
Nokia 5.3 Der verlässliche Allrounder
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
60% Nokia 5.3 Komplettes Gesamtpaket für wenig Geld
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Das Billig-Nokia für 199 Franken ist erstaunlich gut
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2020
Nokia 5.3
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
74% Recensione Nokia 5.3
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Recensione Nokia 5.3: nella sua fascia di prezzo convince in pieno
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive battery capacity; nice performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2020
74% Recenze Nokia 5.3: šampión nenáročných uživatelů
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 84% features: 61% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
87% Đánh giá Nokia 5.3: thiết kế đẹp, hệ điều hành mượt mà
Source: Techtimes.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 87%
Trên tay Nokia 5.3: Màn hình 6.5 inch, 4 camera sau, chip Snapdragon 665, giá 3,29 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice quad cameras; powerful processor; low price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2020
Loạt tính năng khiến Nokia 5.3 xứng đáng trong phân khúc 3 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice quad cameras; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết hiệu năng Nokia 5.3: Chỉ hơn 3 triệu đã có máy chiến game ngon
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; great cameras; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết thời lượng pin Nokia 5.3: Android One có tạo nên sự khác biệt?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: High performance; stylish design; excellent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 5.3: Thiết kế không mới, hiệu năng ổn định, camera cải tiến
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: Old design; poor display; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Trên tay Nokia 5.3: 4 camera có chụp đêm, hiệu năng ổn, giá chưa đầy 4 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; decent performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Nokia 5.3 lên kệ tại Việt Nam giá 4 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; decent gaming performance; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2020
Nokia 5.3 giới thiêu tại Việt Nam: Snapdragon 665, 4 camera 48MP giá 4 triệu
Source: TechZ VN→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice quad cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2020
Trên tay và trải nghiệm nhanh Nokia 5.3: Thiết kế bắt mắt, hiệu năng đủ dùng, 4 camera sau chất lượng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; great quad cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
65% Test Nokia 5.3
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
59% Test af Nokia 5.3 – overvejende en fin pakke til prisen
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 59% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Nokia 5.3: Budgetmobil med hög stilfaktor
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
78% Nokia 5.3 Review: Android One cu autonomie excelenta
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Telefon Nokia 5.3: preț bun și dotări decente
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice cameras; long battery lofe; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2020

Comment

Model:

HMD Global has unveiled the more affordable Nokia 5.3 alongside the brand-new Nokia 8.3 5G phone. While the larger 8.3 comes with a significantly higher price, the 5.3, which looks a whole lot like the larger device, has been introduced with a much more affordable price. The Nokia 5.3 has been equipped with a 6.55-inch display with a water drop notch instead of a punch hole notch. Despite having an HD+ pixel density, the resolution of the display is not particularly dense. The reason is that the 20:9 aspect ratio of the device makes it rather tall, and the standard 720p resolution has to compensate for the height. However, this is not entirely bad, as the low pixel density on the display is definitely going to increase the overall battery life.

As for the battery itself, the Nokia 5.3 has a large 4,000mAh battery, which is obviously big for the stated display, but the charging speed is nothing special with normal 10W charging. Apart from that, this model has been equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with an Adreno 610 GPU. The Snapdragon 665 is a third-generation Qualcomm AI engine; it has been incorporated to improve mobile features in terms of better camera, security and gaming performance. The Nokia 5.3 comes with either 3 GB, 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM along with 64 GB or 128 GB of storage for users to choose from depending on individual preference. The specifications of this device are definitely quite impressive, considering the more expensive Nokia 7.2 shares some significant similarities with the Nokia 5.3.

Apart from that, this device has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, an accelerometer and a proximity sensor. The device runs on Android 10.0 and has been packed with a quad-camera system that includes a 13-megapixel wide camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro shooter along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the back. In the front, the phone has been equipped with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, dedicated to all the selfie lovers out there. While the back-facing cameras are not as spectacular as those included with the Nokia 8.3 5G model, they still can produce some results which are at least as good if not far better than those of other devices in this price range. For instance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 manages to offer a 48-megapixel main camera with a 13-megapixel selfie shooter despite being in a similar price range as the Nokia 5.3. Overall, the Nokia 5.3 is definitely an affordable phone worth considering. It might not have the best camera out there, but it can sail through the day with its great battery and overall performance. The Nokia 5.3 comes in three colors, namely Cyan, Sand and Charcoal, for users to choose from based on personal choice and preference.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 665: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.55":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.185 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


70.9%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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